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Himalayan Tour

In pictures: Take an aerial tour of the Himalayas and Mount Everest

A virtual visit to Everest base camp and one of the most dangerous airports in the world…

WE RECENTLY brought you an aerial tour of the ancient Egyptian pyramids at Giza, courtesy of the AirPano.com photography team which travels the world taking high-definition panoramic shots of famous sites and locations.

During their trip to the Himalayas, the photographers captured incredible images of sharp snowy peaks, mountain villages and monasteries.

The below slideshow gives a taster of those images. To take their virtual tour, check out AirPano.com’s Mount Everest project here, where you can navigate the direction you wish to turn, zoom in and out, or click into the next in the series.

In pictures: Take an aerial tour of the Himalayas and Mount Everest
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  • Lukla Airport in Nepal

    One of the world's most dangerous airports and the starting point for many visitors to the Himalayas. (Image via AirPano.com)
  • The view from Lukla Airport

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  • An air taxi ride over the Himalayas

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  • Tenboche Buddhist Monastery and Sagarmatha National Park

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  • Puja ceremony in Tengboche Monastery

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  • Mt Nuptse centre peak (Mt Everest is behind)

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  • Between Ankala and Kharte ridges near Lukla

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  • Khumbu Icefall beneath Everest's western shoulder

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  • Freezing waters of the Imja River

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  • Dinboche Village

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  • Mount Everest central peak

    Mt Everest is the central peak in this photo. (Image via AirPano.com)
  • Everest Base Camp

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  • Between Taboch and Ama Dablam peaks

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  • Pointed Peaks

    Mt Everest is tucked away in the centre at the back, the peak barely visible over the Western Shoulder (centre-left) and Mt Nuptse (to the front and right). (Image via AirPano.com)
  • Camping at Khumbu Icefall

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  • Between Ankala and Kharte ridges near Lukla

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  • Mt Everest peeps out between clouds

    The mountain is glimpsed through cloudcover - the central peak in this photo. (Image via AirPano.com)

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